D800 as a vacation cam?

Started Apr 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
dylanear
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Probably not. Re: D800 as a vacation cam?
In reply to Starred, Apr 16, 2012

I can't wait for my D800 to arrive and I have taken my D700 around the world (but I spent a few years living overseas.) But for most of my travel lately my E-P1 has worked wonderfully. I can't wait to get an OM-D E-M5 (Or perhaps an E-P4 with that same sensor).

Unless you want to get huge prints from your vacation snaps, m43 is more than fine. A huge pro SLR paints "obnoxious, wealthy tourist!" on your forehead.

But if you're doing landscape stuff in amazing once in a lifetime settings, it might be worth the weight, hassle, worry and the wealthy tourist label.

Starred wrote:

I currently have a micro 43 camera-set and although it is pretty convenient for a lot of situations, the pics do not always give me the 'wow factor'.

Most of the photo's shot by the D800 on the other hand do look abolutely amazing and mostly are wow. Of course you'll need very good glass, like the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 zooms to benefit from the superb sensor.

Would you recommend such a D800/fastzoom combo for one who primarily shoots foto's during citytrips, vacations, sportevents (kids soccer) etc? Or is it overkill and not very convenient (too large, too heavy) at all?

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